There are two Kiwis in the top 10 after the first day of dressage in the CCI4*-L at the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials in the UK.
James Avery aboard Mr Sneezy posted a 30.9 penalty point effort to sit in fifth with Andrew Nicholson and Andrea BT4 in eighth equal on 33.5. Thirty-one of the 63-strong field have completed their dressage with Selina Milnes (GBR) and Iron IV at the front on 29.2.
In action overnight will be Lucy Jackson aboard Superstition II, Caroline on Sergeant Crisp and Andrew with As Is.
Half the Land Rover CCI4*-S field have also gone with Caroline Powell and On the Brash sitting in 15th on 32.1, Nick Brooks and For Fame on 33.1 just a few spots behind her. The 86-strong class is led by a trio of Brits with Nicola Wilson aboard JL Dublin leading on 25.1, Ben Hobday and Shadow Man II in second on 26 and Nini French aboard Time for Harry in third on 28.1.
The horse details:
Superstition – owned by Gillian Greenleas
As Is – owned by Deborah Sellar and Anna Weir
Andrea BT4 – owned by Andrew Nicholson
Mr Sneezy – owned by Tiny Clapham, and Ian and Heidi Woodhead
Sergeant Crisp – owned by Jo West
For Fame – owned by Nick Brooks
On the Brash – owned by Sarah Tobey and Sue Smiley
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By Diana Dobson – HP Media Liaison
Photos by Libby Law/ESNZ